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Bonita Springs Sexual Assault & Battery Defense Attorneys

Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Representation in Florida

If you are accused of sexual assault, sexual battery, or rape in Florida, it is imperative to understand the seriousness of these allegations and retain legal counsel from an experienced lawyer in order to protect your rights and future. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we know that sexual assault accusations carry a negative social stigma that can ruin your personal and professional reputation. Our Bonita Springs criminal defense attorneys can evaluate your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the best results possible, such as the complete dismissal of your entire case or reduced charges.

Florida Sexual Battery Laws & Penalties

In Florida, sexual assault or rape is called “sexual battery,” referring to nonconsensual sexual penetration. The prosecutor must show that the defendant engaged in oral, vaginal, or anal penetration of the victim with a sexual organ or another object.

Sexual battery is considered a felony offense. The penalties of a conviction depend on the victim’s age, if the victim was physically or mentally disabled, if a weapon or force was used during the commission of the crime, and/or if the offender was a police officer.

Sexual battery committed on a victim over the age of 12 is considered a second-degree felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. If the crime included threats, coercive acts, or a victim’s physical incapacity, then it is a first-degree felony that results in a maximum prison sentence of 30 years. If the defendant used a deadly weapon or physical force likely to cause serious bodily injury, then it is life felony, punishable by up to a life imprisonment sentence.

If the victim was under 12 and the defendant was under 18, then it is considered a life felony. If the victim was under 12 and the defendant was an adult over 18, then is a capital felony, punishable by life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

Those convicted of sexual battery must register as sex offenders in Florida.

Call (800) 614-5138 to Discuss Your Case Today!

With more than 30 years of combined experience, our Bonita Springs criminal defense lawyers have a thorough understanding of Florida laws regarding sex crimes to guide you through the intricacies of the criminal justice system. With the charges this serious, do not hesitate to get experienced legal representation on your side immediately.

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